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Hindu-Muslim Farmers Unite in Muzaffarnagar against Hike in electricity rates

After the 2013 Hindu-Muslim riots that ravaged Muzaffarnagar district and tore through the religious unity of the farmers in the region, farmers of both religions, for the first time after the riots, are now protesting jointly from one platform against the hike in electricity rates in Uttar Pradesh. A ChalChitra Abhiyaan report. Crew- Amulya Aphale, […]

Government is manufacturing educated labourers

In this video our election coverage for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the team of ChalChitra Abhiyaan reaches village Malakpur, which comes under Kairana Lok Sabha constituency and talks to the locals on various issues such as non payment of crop dues, unemployment, mob lynching and rising living costs among other things. Crew – Aruna […]

Who Defamed Azamgarh by calling it Hub of Terror?

Azamgarh was once known for its cultural activists, progressive movements, literature etc. But some years back, Azamgarh was called Atankgarh (Hub of Terror). Since then several youth from Azamgarh, particularly Muslims, have been arrested under terrorism charges. ChalChitra Abhiyaan speaks to activists from Rihai Manch and try and find out why and how Azamgarh was […]

4 minors in Jail on Charges of Cow Slaughter

Crew: Abhishek Indrekar, Vishal Kumar On December 29, 2017, ten people were picked up from Khatauli village of Muzaffarnagar district on charges of CowSlaughter. This includes a nine month old infant and three minor children. They have been in jail for over three months now.

Jats of Riot Affected Village say Remove Chowkidar

In the 2013 riots in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts, Lissad was among the most affected villages. In the ensuing Lok Sabha elections several Jats across riot affected villages voted for BJP in large numbers. However, this time Jat farmers in all riot affected villages are supporting the alliance candidates in large numbers and are openly […]

Eye-witness of Muzaffarnagar riots harassed by police

On 12 June 2019, police vandalized the house of Iqram who is a resident of Budhana district, harassed him and his family and tried to arrest him without any reason. Iqram alleges that he was also shot at by the police. He and his father are eye witnesses in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case and […]

Riots to TISS – 5 Years Since Muzaffarnagar Riots (Part 4)

Nadeem has rebuilt his life from scratch after the September 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli and today he’s in India’s premier Social Science Institute. Watch this inspiring video by ChalChitra Abhiyaan to find out how. Crew: Amulya Aphale, Mohd. Shakib Rangrez, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Sayan Bhattacharjee

Rajputs in UP say ‘ Chowkidar is a thief ‘

The Rajput or Thakur community is considered among the strongest supporters of BJP in UP, specially after Yogi Adityanath was made CM. However, in large parts of West UP, there is a growing disillusionment among the community with the BJP because of an agrarian crisis and the government’s inability to effectively handle it. ChalChitra Abhiyaan […]

Another case of violence against Dalits in UP

Crew: Piyush Nagpal Anti- Dalit violence continues to be on the rise in UP. A video that shook the internet recently showed a Dalit man being thrashed in the name of religion. Vipin Kumar was intercepted on his way to work, his brother Sonu held at gunpoint, while he was assaulted by a group of […]

The people of Begusarai will ensure Kanhaiya’s victory

In Begusarai Lok Sabha Constituency, CPI has given a ticket to Kanhaiya Kumar, the student who came to light after the JNU incident, who is also a local boy. Lok Sabha election in Begusarai is a historic moment and ChalChitra Abhiyaan’s team has reached there to cover it. In this video, our team talks to […]